In May, the PowerToFly team co-hosted an interactive discussion with several of leaders in cybersecurity, Aerospace AI, Computer Learning, Cloud Computing, and a number of fields at the forefront of tech and business from Raytheon Technologies.
Our panel of speakers from Raytheon Technologies included:
- Douglas Greene, Director, Raytheon Technologies
- Kierstan Bell, Manager III Software Engineering
- LaQuasha Johnson, Systems & Electrical Engineer
- Sandee Robinson, Software Section Manager / Integrated Product Team Lead
- Sandra Winn, Senior Talent Business Partner Hardware Engineer
If you are a skilled tech professional and you are interested in attending this event, please email email@example.com with your name and LinkedIn URL to be considered for an invite.
Want to learn about the future of data automation? Then join Primer and PowerToFly for an intimate virtual event featuring Primer's women tech leaders and allies as they discuss their latest projects, share career advice, and answer YOUR questions.
Primer's mission is to accelerate our understanding of the world. They build machines that can read and write, automating the analysis of very large datasets. Primer's technology is deployed by some of the world's largest government agencies, financial institutions, and Fortune 50 companies.
Join our special virtual event on Wednesday, April 22nd from 12:00pm PT to 1:00 PM PT (3:00 PM ET to 4:00 PM ET).
Agenda (Subject to Change):
- 12:00 PM PT - PowerToFly Kickoff
- 12:05 PM PT - Keynote & Welcome Address by Primer's Suzie Radack - SVP, People
- 12:10 PM PT - Technical Demo by Amy Heineike - Principal Product Architect
- 12:20 PM PT - Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A
- Amy Heineike - Principal Product Architect
- Katy Evans - Sr. Data Scientist and Team Lead
- Loi Laing - Sales Development Representative
- Delenn Chin - Product Engineer
- India Derrick - Software Engineer
- 12:55 PM PT - Closing Remarks
- 1:00 PM PT - Event Concludes
Primer is building machine intelligence that pushes the edge of what is currently possible; if you'd like to learn more about this technology and get your questions answered, we hope you can join us this April.
Visit Primer's page on PowerToFly to learn more about their impressive benefits including catered lunches, ongoing learning initiatives, unlimited vacation, and flexible work options.
About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run startup that works with companies to identify skilled professionals they'd like to network with. Over the past two years, we've produced over two hundred virtual and in-person events across the world with brands like American Express, Microsoft, Deloitte, and Slack, which have resulted in countless hires. Visit http://powertofly.com to learn more.
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The Modern Workplace Was Built for White Men— If We Don't Diversify the Brains Behind AI, The Future of Work Will Be Built for Them Too
Making AI Work for Everyone
Most experts agree that AI will revolutionize the workplace. What's less clear is whether it will be for better or worse.
Many of these same experts argue that although machine learning will automate many tasks currently done by humans, it will also create a number of new roles.
But if AI is really going to do more good than harm, we need to diversify the brains behind it.
As Artificial Intelligence Reporter Karen Hao explains, the AI industry has a severe lack of diversity:
- "Women account for only 18% of authors at leading AI conferences, 20% of AI professorships, and 15% and 10% of research staff at Facebook and Google, respectively.
- Racial diversity is even worse: black workers represent only 2.5% of Google's entire workforce and 4% of Facebook's and Microsoft's."
Why does this matter? We know all too well how technology designed by and for one small group can end up hurting the rest of us.
As Hao points out, AI has already succumb to several of its creators biases:
- Devaluing women's résumés
- Perpetuating employment and housing discrimination
- Enshrining racist policing practices and prison convictions
We should be using AI to build a better and more inclusive workplace, not to further enshrine the biases of the white men who have the privilege of creating it.
Curious about the world we could create with more diverse minds shaping the future of AI?
- Check out Valla Vikili's latest for Quartz, "The future of work will be far less frightening when there's more women in AI"
- Join us FRIDAY. 9/27 to learn how you can use AI for good at work. Just educating yourself about AI and its potential is a great first step in ensuring it's used fairly (even if you're not going to make a career pivot into machine learning anytime soon).
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